Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the final chapter of Kazuma Kiryu’s epic organised crime saga, arrives on April 17, but if you can’t wait that long, there’s a demo you can download and play right now.
Available via the PlayStation Store, the demo lets you let loose as the white-suited main protagonist of the series with a penchant for getting easily distracted by nightclubs, arcades and women’s wrestling. Powered by the new Dragon Engine, Yakuza 6 is being touted as the best iteration in the series yet, and after the superb Yakuza 0 recently, and the welcome remaster of the first game, fans will no doubt be getting in on this demo early to get more action.
Luckily, the demo is more than a simple one-off play session. Any progress you make in the demo, along with EXP gains (not trophies) will actually transfer to the full game, so essentially, you can start playing Yakuza 6 right now. Very cool. Oh, and Kiryu can now take selfies too, which you can share with the world with #KiryuSelfie. Better start downloading though, the demo is a hefty 37GB.
We’ll have a full review of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life when it arrives.